Smoke alarm saves occupants

02:18, Jan 08 2014
Tweed St, Invercargill, house fire. Jan 8, 2014
Firefighters battle a blaze at a Tweed St, Invercargill, house today.
Tweed St, Invercargill, house fire. Jan 8, 2014
Firefighters battle a blaze at a Tweed St, Invercargill, house today.
Tweed St, Invercargill, house fire. Jan 8, 2014
Smoke pours from the roof of a Tweed St, Invercargill house.
Tweed St, Invercargill, house fire. Jan 8, 2014
Flames on the roof of a Tweed St, Invercargill house.
Tweed St, Invercargill, house fire. Jan 8, 2014
Firefighters at the scene of a Tweed St, Invercargill, house fire.
Tweed St, Invercargill, house fire. Jan 8, 2014
Firefighters at the scene of a Tweed St, Invercargill, house fire.
Tweed St, Invercargill, house fire. Jan 8, 2014
Firefighters at the scene of a Tweed St, Invercargill, house fire.
Tweed St, Invercargill, house fire. Jan 8, 2014
Firefighters at the scene of a Tweed St, Invercargill, house fire.
Tweed St, Invercargill, house fire. Jan 8, 2014
Firefighters at the scene of a Tweed St, Invercargill, house fire.

Invercargill firefighters battled a Tweed St house from the roof as they fought to get it under control this morning.

All of the people inside the house managed to get out.

A Fire Service spokesperson said the occupants were alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm and managed to escape in time.

Invercargill house fire, January 8, 2014
The scene of a house fire on Tweed St, Invercargill, this morning.

Four fire crews were called to the south Invercargill house at 8.11am.

Southern Fire Communications shift manager Mau Barbara said the house was "well ablaze" when the crews arrived.

 

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